Experimental Study of Joint Connections in Precast Concrete Walls.
Experimental Study of Joint Connections in Precast
Schultz, A. E.; Magana, R. A.; Tadros, M. K.; Huo, X. M.
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Earthquake
Awareness and Mitigation Across the Nation. U.S.
National Conference, Fifth (5th). Proceedings. Volume
2. July 10-14, 1994, Chicago, IL, 579-587 pp, 1994.
earthquakes; walls; precast concretes; office buildings;
connections; structural systems
A research project is in progress, under the auspices of
the U.S.-Japan coordinated PREcast Seismic Structural
Systems (PRESSS) program, to investigate the seismic
performance of joints between panels in precast concrete
shear walls. This study is a component of a larger
PRESSS research project at the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln which seeks to study the behavior of a
six-story precast concrete office building exposed to
moderate seismic risk (Tadros et al., 1993; Tadros et.
al 1994). Although the focus of the larger study is on
structural systems for regions of moderate seismicity,
precast shear wall connections for a wider range of
seismic applications are targeted here.